Sunday, 29 September 2013

Celebrity Style Stalk- Fearne Cotton

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Tights top left clockwise- Pamela Mann Flake Textured Wool Tights, Pamela Mann All Over Spot Tights, Leg Avenue Paper Print Leopard Tights, Gipsy Big Spot Tights and Gipsy Animal Print Tights. 

Here at Essex'ee Legs we constantly style stalk Fearne Cotton! We love her effortlessly quirky and cool sense of style. She always manages to throw together a great mix of cute dresses, denim cut offs and stripy/rock tee's, oversized blazers or biker jackets and often some funky print tights or fashion hosiery, to complete her look.

Whether Fearne chooses some fun colour tights to brighten an outfit, spot tights to add individuality or leopard print tights to make an eye-catching fashion statement, she always manages gets it right.

Shop Fearne's hosiery draw at the Essex'ee Legs Polyvore page. Alternatively, all of the tights pictured are available now from our Essex'ee Legs on-line shop, just press our 'click to shop' button!

Monday, 23 September 2013

It's almost here! Plus size hosiery that's custom made to fit your curves!

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Whilst attending a preview for the beautiful new designs from Jonathan Aston and Charnos (see the exclusive preview in our Shopped til' we dropped post), we were so excited to see and hear about the new Charnos XeLence range. The gorgeous XeLence range provides custom designed plus size hosiery with a supreme comfort fit, for women up to a size 32.

After carrying out extensive surveys, Charnos discovered that 70% of curvaceous ladies found 'XL' tights to be ill fitting on the legs, with an uncomfortable back panel, that is visible through clothes. 46% said that the waistband is 'like an elastic band leaving unsightly red marks', the sizing is confusing and fashion or patterned tights just do not fit. Sadly 51% said that they no longer attempt to wear hosiery because of a combination of these reasons.

With all of these factors in mind, rather than just making an existing product bigger, Charnos have completely changed the proportions and construction of their plus size tights to fit all sizes like a glove! The Charnos XeLence range currently offer black and natural sheer tights, opaque's, spot tights and knee highs. They have also promised that the range will hopefully continue to grow. Comfort, practicality and of course fashion, all prove to be a winning formula for this amazing fashion revelation! Here's the patented science behind the lines style and comfort-

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The Charnos XeLence range will be available from Essex'ee Legs from mid November 2013. Please feel free to submit an enquiry on the website to be notified as soon as they arrive. Below is a list of what's on order and that all important size guide...

Plus size pantyhose-
All available in Light Shape, Medium Shape or Full Shape

15 Denier Sheer Tights in Black and Natural
50 Denier Black Opaque Tights
Sheer Black Mini Spot Tights

Knee Highs
Available in Medium Shape

15 Denier Comfort Top Knee Highs
50 Denier Comfort Top Knee Highs

plus size tights

Monday, 9 September 2013

Cocktails and Afternoon Tea!

Anne received some amazing presents for her birthday this year and among them was an indulgent afternoon tea at the Hilton Park Lane. I was lucky enough to be her plus one and we had been looking forward to it for weeks. Had there not been a 30 degree heatwave last Thursday (not that we're complaining!!) Anne had planned to wear her dress with heels and Trasparenze Casting Tights, the angelic way of course!! If you recall my Angel or Devil blog about these flower tights, then you understand what I mean ;) So, although the weather did not permit hosiery, we had such a brilliant day, so I wanted to share it with you anyway...

As the weather reports were threatening that this was the last time we would see the sun until next spring, pre afternoon tea cocktails on Sushi Samba's roof top bar were a must.

After traumatising Anne by not warning her about the incredibly fast ascent up to the bar on the 38th floor, she was soon happy again. We sat down with our freshly mixed cocktail, taking in the stunning views of the London skyline.

With the highest outdoor terraces in London, the bar offers breathtaking views of the Gherkin, St Pauls Cathedral and the Thames to the west, plus the Olympic park and beyond to the east.

After shooting back down in the scenic lift, we headed over to Mayfair for our afternoon tea. This was no ordinary afternoon tea, it was a chocoholics afternoon tea... 

After champagne and sandwiches they wheeled out this tower of goodies.

It was chocolate heaven!

Chocolate chip scones with clotted cream and a light and fluffy chocolate spread, chocolate torte, mini muffins with gooey chocolate centers, macaroons, cheesecake and more...

Once we could move again we walked some of the calories off in Hyde Park.

A perfect end to a perfect day :)

Next on my wishlist for afternoon tea is the Sanderson Hotel. They invite you to 'tumble down the rabbit hole' and enjoy a mad hatters afternoon tea with all sorts of weird and wonderful surprises...

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Check out our polyvore page to shop my dream outfit, complete with pretty Jonathan Aston lace tights, if I were ever lucky enough to go to the Sanderson.

Friday, 6 September 2013

Inject some colour with rainbow brights

Following the beautiful sunshine and soaring temperatures in London, yesterday, today the sun has took her hat off and the heavens have opened :( Here's a burst of colour to brighten up your day and your wardrobe on any grey autumn day.

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Pictures from Pinterest, and Essex'ee Legs. All colour tights shown are available on the EL website now.
Colour tights are lighting up the catwalks at many of this seasons AW shows. Perfect for adding a splash of style and colour to an otherwise neutral outfit, brightly coloured tights will ensure you brighten up the dullest day. Fearne Cotton, Rachel Bilson and SJP demonstrate how to liven up an  outfit whilst taking the lead in the style stakes with their block colour tights. Style queens, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester and Alexa Chung show us how to work colour tights more subtly, with grey tights and pastel tones.

Brighten up your day with a colourful treat from our coloured tights collection at Essex'ee Legs. Meanwhile lets hope the sun puts her hat back on for us and we get to see one of these beauty's..

Monday, 2 September 2013

Shopped 'til we dropped! Jonathan Aston, Charnos, Levante new season!

Essex'ee Legs were invited along to view the new season styles from Jonathan Aston, Levante and Charnos. Dressed for the occasion in our heels and Jonathan Aston hosiery, off we trotted in the sunshine to the exclusive sneak peak in Cavendish Square, Oxford Street.

opaque tights

Inside was a treasure trove of gorgeous new prints and styles...

print tights

This made it very difficult to pick what we wanted to add to our growing, collection of hosiery. After much deliberation, over some delicious chocolate brownies, we finally made some decisions and began shopping!

We are now excitedly awaiting the arrival of a diverse range of funky print tights, unique fashion tights, delicate flower hold ups and over the knee tights, plus lace leggings, colour tights and more. The new collection will begin to arrive from December, with gorgeous new arrivals continuing through to March. Feast your eyes on some of the new designs...

From Jonathan Aston's Loud and Brave and Animalistic range...

Bright and exuberant patterns...

Bold statement prints...

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Vibrant animal combinations...

print tights

 Colourful kaleidoscopes...

print tights

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Jonathan Aston's Simply Summer range...

Delicate lace and embroidery...

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Romantic flowers...

Pretty and feminine...

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From Charnos...

fashion tights

Charnos have also designed a range of plus size tights and socks that we are very excited about. The new Xelence range is designed with both comfort and fashion in mind to flatter womens curves. The collection will be available in sizes 16 up to 32 and will be featured later in the blog, and available from our website as soon as we receive them!  

Keep your eyes peeled for all of our gorgeous new arrivals ladies! :)

seam tights

For our outing I wore Office pointed suede courts, a daisy print tea dress from Asos and Jonathan Aston Opaque Back Seam Tights which have either a grey or red seam. Anne wore Jonathan Aston Back Seam and Heel Hold Ups and a poppy print tea dress from M&Co. Both available now at Essex'ee Legs.